Eight Ways to Rethink Your Business Model

Regardless of type, my 25 years working with companies large and small, and with all manner of industry groups shows consistently that winning firms are those that don’t get trapped into conventional wisdom. Their leaders make it job one to challenge assumptions. They take time regularly to rethink. Use this list below to start a rethinking revolution in your firm: Continue reading

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How to Turn Ideas into Innovation through Gamification

It’s important to keep in mind that when using gamification with your workforce to foster innovation, there are specific variables to you must consider in order to succeed.
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Why are we doing innovation, really? Let’s go back to basics…Innovation only makes sense if it has a purpose – a problem to be solved. These are the main questions to ask… Continue reading

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Got Open Innovation?

I am calling out the dairy industry and I am asking them a question. Where are your open innovation initiatives? Having done some quick research on the dairy industry in relation to a FMCG project, I am working on, I was a bit stunned to learn how little open innovation activity there seems to be within the dairy industry. Continue reading

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Don’t Be the Best, Be the Only One

A couple of weeks ago I asked if corporates really want to innovate like startups. One of the obstacles corporates have towards innovating like startups is overcoming their myopic view of competition: me-too-ism. Continue reading

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In a sense we are all in perpetual beta. The most dangerous people are the ones who think they know it all and who stop learning. We are not yet the finished article and never will be. Continue reading

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Membership organizations must continuously innovate. “Noble Purpose” is a concept and methodology developed by business leader Lisa McLeod after a lightbulb moment…. Continue reading

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